Chapter 2: Classical Theories of Emotion

Chapter 2 Introduction

This chapter will cover older, classic theories of emotion. These theories provide the foundation for the modern perspectives we will discuss in the next chapter. As your read about each theory, think about which of the four emotion components the theories emphasize. For instance, do the theorists believe behavior changes are most important? Cognitive appraisal?

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